At PLNU, we value passionate educators who have a heart for their students. Through the integrated studies program, aspiring teachers in the state of California will complete a bachelor’s degree while simultaneously earning a preliminary teaching credential in-person or fully online.
With coursework scheduled to meet and accommodate your personal and professional commitments, you can earn your bachelor's degree and teaching credential in as few as 16 months. Time to completion depends on the number of units transferred in and number of credentials you seek to complete.
This major allows you to finish your bachelor’s degree while earning your teaching credential. Credential options include:
- Single subject
- Multiple subject
- Education specialist.
PLNU’s Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Education program provides for approximately 100 hours of fieldwork in local public schools and is an ideal major for aspiring teachers wanting to teach elementary-grade levels.
With more than 100 years of experience, PLNU's School of Education is a vital Christian learning community that exists to develop high-performing, reflective educators of noble character. Our graduates impact the lives of learners to influence the broader community.